We’re on a mission to improve women’s mental health

Established in 1984, the Maya Centre is a community-based charity in Islington providing free, culturally sensitive counselling, group work and complementary therapies.

We support women on low incomes whose mental health has been affected by a range of experiences including depression and anxiety, violence against women and girls, inequality, discrimination and racism.

We work together to give women from different cultural and language backgrounds more voice, choice and control over their wellbeing and life decisions.

hours of free, trauma-informed counselling offered each year
of women report a significant improvement in their mental health after attending our counselling sessions
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of women report improved confidence and self-esteem from attending our wellbeing workshops
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For 40 years, our service has provided a safe women-only space in Islington.

We provide holistic support for our women including one to one counselling, group therapies, psychoeducational groups and a programme of wellbeing workshops. 

Support is tailored to the needs of each individual woman, and women can access therapy in their own language.


The Maya Centre is a team of qualified and dedicated professionals with a passion for women’s mental health and wellbeing. We offer our women-only therapy service from our healing space in North London.


Mental health services are stretched to the limit right now, and women without access to mainstream therapy are struggling. 

Could you help give them a lifeline?

Dr Claire Phipps

Menopause: Let’s Talk About It, with Dr Claire Phipps

The Maya Centre has partnered with GP and British Menopause Society (BMS) Menopause Specialist Dr Claire Phipps to deliver a series of four standalone group workshops on navigating the menopause. With the final session planned for 12:30pm – 2:00pm, 14 June, ‘A Second Spring: Journey of the Menopause’ gives a guide on how to spot symptoms, speaking with your GP, the impact and variety of physical and emotional symptoms, the risks and effectiveness of different holistic and medical approaches and how to embrace menopausal changes.

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